The Department of Justice is reportedly planning to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
I guess this saves Donald Trump from issuing a pardon…
From the Washington Post:
The Justice Department moved to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts during the presidential transition.
The unraveling of Flynn’s guilty plea marked a stunning reversal by the Justice Department in the case of the former three-star Army general who was convicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Flynn was one of the first and highest-ranking Trump aides to cooperate and be convicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements about his Russian contacts during the Trump presidential transition.
Having been a senior foreign policy aide for Trump during the 2016 campaign, Flynn served 24 days as national security adviser before being fired from the White House in 2017 for “misstating the nature of his contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Vice President Pence, senior White House aides, federal investigators and the news media.”
I feel the need to reiterate – Flynn pleaded guilty.
William Barr’s Justice Department (but not the prosecutors on the case) told a federal judge it doesn’t believe it can prove a charge that Mike Flynn HAS ADMITTED TO IN OPEN COURT.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 7, 2020
!!! The Trump Justice Department drops charges against Michael Flynn, even though Flynn twice pled guilty!!! https://t.co/5QByv0LbWW
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 7, 2020
Just blatant corruption. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to get a deal to shield him and his son's crimes as unregistered Turkish foreign agents. He's lucky he didn't get a FARA charge.
This should not be covered as normal. The Justice Department went full-on banana republic. https://t.co/y3jDcS7sk4
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) May 7, 2020